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Welcome to the
Clark County Humane Society!!
   Located in Neillsville, Wisconsin, we are proud to be 
the Premier No-Kill Shelter in Central Wisconsin!!!

CCHS has been inspected and licensed by the
Department of Animal Health - DATCP.
License #268235-DS. 







Yes!!  We are looking for some great people to add to the team at CCHS!  We are looking for both full-time and part-time staff.  Duties may include, but are not limited to:  dog kennel cleaning, dog walking, cat cleaning, laundry, Shelter cleaning, office assistance, FixaPet program assistant, phone calls, photography, etc.  Schedules are quite flexible.  If interested, please apply in person at the Shelter. 

CCHS is very pleased to release our Adoption Statistics for 2017.  We saw so many wonderful animals be adopted through CCHS in 2017, and we continue to be very proud of our work as a No-Kill Shelter.  Please take a look at the charts and especially take note of our Live Release Rate.



Did you know?  CCHS has been a No-Kill Humane Society since 1997.  Wow!!  We're so proud of the work we're doing and the lives we're saving, and we want to share the statistics with everyone.  Please click here to visit our page of Adoption Statistics where you can review nine years of statistics.  CCHS is very proud of the amazing difference we're making in so many lives!


Annual Photo Contest!

It’s time for the CCHS Photo Contest!  We are excited to announce this year’s categories of Best Dog, Best Cat, Look What I Can Do! (a unique trick or ability of your pet) and Best Comedy (funniest pet).  There is an entry fee per picture, but there is no limit to how many pictures you can enter.  There is a $50.00 prize for each category.  We will again have a professional photographer to evaluate the entries, and photos will be judged on photo quality, content and overall theme.  Guidelines are:

¨ Entries must be submittted (or postmarked) by January 25, 2018. 

¨ Entries may be submitted as printed photos or digitally by email.

¨ Entry fee for each photo is $5.00.  Please make checks payable to CCHS.

¨ Entries may be dropped off at CCHS, CC Resale, or Paws & Claws Adoption Center. 

¨ Entries may also be sent to: CCHS  PO Box 127, Neillsville, WI  54456

¨ Entries may be emailed to  The entry fee must then be paid by credit card through the secure PayPal link below.

¨ Photos may be color or black and white

¨ Any size may be submitted up to 5 X 7”

¨ Photos may be of any pet and must be taken by you.

¨ Please indicate category being entered, or CCHS will choose one for you

¨ Photos become the property of CCHS and will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  Photos may be used in any CCHS publicity.

¨ Winners will be announced on January 31, 2018.

¨ Winning photos will be published on our website and shared on our social media.  Send your favorite pictures in right away!  We can’t wait to see all of the awesome entries!



"PAWS & CLAWS" Adoption Center 

CCHS will hold it's next "Adopt a Friend" Adoption Fair at the Paws & Claws Adoption Center in the Marshfield Mall on Saturday, January 13th, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  "Paws & Claws" Adoption Center is located right next to Furniture & ApplianceMart.  We continue to celebrate the success of our Adoption & Microchipping Center.  We've been in this location for 4 years, and in that time over 700 pets have found forever homes.  We're just delighted!  This time we'll have some wonderful cats and kittens available for you to meet.  You just might find a new best friend! 


We are very pleased to offer microchipping for your pet at the Paws & Claws Adoption Center.  The cost is just $15.00 for the microchip, tag, and lifetime registration.  No appointment is needed.  We'll be happy to help anytime we're open on Saturday.


Fabulous pet-themed merchandise is also available at Paws & Claws.  From lovely jewelry to beautiful photo frames to awesome pet furniture, there's something for everybody.  We'll also have lots of information about everything that CCHS has to offer.  Please stop and check out our Paws & Claws Adoption & Microchipping Center!

Paws & Claws Adoption Center in the Marshfield Mall


Our latest project "Build to the Future - East Wing" has made a lot of progress lately, and we're so proud of what has been accomplished!  Our construction crew has done an amazing job, and the building is looking wonderful.
But as the building project moves forward, we still need your help!  Our FixaPet program has expanded, doubling the number of spay/neuter surgeries we do each week.  Our new Rescue Kennel Room is functioning beautifully.  We're so happy with our new addition!  But we are at the phase now of paying off our bank loan.  There were many unexpected complications, and the building expenses were much higher than we had planned.  Our well had to be replaced, which certainly wasn't in the budget!  We've had to do some special building accommodations, to be sure every aspect of our new building is up to code and will pass inspection.  So much work has been achieved, and we're so happy with the result.  You can now help us make it to the finish line!  All donations received now will be put to immediate good use to helping to fund this amazing project.  We've taken that leap of faith we usually do, as we know our members and supporters are always there to help us. We just know that everyone who believes in CCHS and our FixaPet program will once again help us to be successful!  
Please take a few minutes to watch our video above about the work we're doing. Then don't miss this chance to help CCHS continue to Build to the Future and our East Wing Project.  We need you to make it all happen, and we appreciate each and every donation so very much!  Online donations may be made through the link below.  Donations may also be mailed to CCHS, PO Box 127, Neillsville, WI  54456.  We invite everyone to stop in at the Shelter to see our work, too!  We'll be happy to give you a tour of our new East Wing.  Thank you for believing in CCHS and our mission to help save more lives!


Build to the Future - East Wing


We are so very excited to announce our new building project, "Building to the Future - East Wing"!  It was decided that this year it's once again time to move forward with our exciting future.  If you've visited the Shelter recently or just driven by, you've seen lots of cars, trucks, equipment, and lots of activity!  We are expanding again!  Our last project back in 2008 added a new kennel room, education room, laundry and cleaning rooms, and a surgery suite for our FixaPet program.  In the past 7 years we have grown so much that we have completely outgrown our space.
Let's start with the FixaPet program.  FixaPet began in 2007 and since that time we have performed 9,739 spay/neuter surgeries.  The demand for low-cost/high-quality spays and neuters continues to increase, and we just can't keep up.  We are now booking appointments 3-4 months in advance.  Unfortunately, in that time, an average kitty can become pregnant and deliver another litter of kittens.  That doesn't help the problem of pet overpopulation.  We do need to do more and we need to do it quickly.  One of the most critical parts of our new building expansion is a new surgery suite. The new surgery facility will allow us to do surgeries more often, as we are currently limited to one day per week.  By expanding our FixaPet program to 3 or even 4 days per week, we can truly succeed at making a dent in pet overpopulation.  It's a dream we've had since FixaPet started.  Now is the time to make it happen.  
Rescue Waggin' is another integral part of our progress into the future.  CCHS was named as a Destination Shelter in the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin' program in October 2014.  Since that time 417 dogs and puppies have been transported to CCHS to find new loving families.  For those not familiar with the Rescue Waggin', this is a program through PetSmart Charities that is designed to help dogs and puppies in the southern United States find new homes.  There is a huge pet overpopulation problem in the southern states, and they simply cannot find enough homes for the dogs and puppies in Shelters there.  By coming north, they have a much brighter future.  There have been some that have said that dogs should not be transported across state lines to other areas.  We have always said that animals don't care about state lines or where property lines are.  They just know they need somebody to love and to take care of them.  That's what we're all about and what we're here for.  So we want to increase our participation in the Rescue Waggin' program.  Currently we get 1/2 truck transported to CCHS twice per month.  Our goal is to increase that to a full truck load more often.  Another section of our East Wing Building Expansion is a new kennel room dedicated to the Rescue Waggin' dogs and puppies.  This will enable us to focus on their care when they arrive at CCHS and will also provide for an isolation area so that we can ensure they are healthy and ready for adoption prior to going home. 
Finally, the last section of our East Wing Expansion will be a storeroom.  Anybody that has walked through our current facility has seen carriers and crates stacked in each room.  Our supply of dog and puppy food is stacked in the corners.  As we have maximized our space to accommodate more animals, our space for storage has suffered.  Our dream is to have supplies and equipment organized in one space so that we can find things when we need them and we have a better inventory system for supplies. 
As we look to Build to the Future, we know that our East Wing Expansion is a critical step in our future.  We know there is so much more that we can do.  FixaPet is an awesome program with amazing potential to truly make a difference.  Rescue Waggin' has the potential to save so many more lives.  As a true No-Kill Shelter, CCHS has always been on the cutting edge of animal sheltering.  Once again, it is time for us to take a step forward.  We invite you to take that step with us!  We need the support of all of our members, staff, volunteers, and community to make this happen.  Anybody that cares about animals is important to our progress.  This project will only happen with donations to support our work.  Please be a part of our "Building to the Future - East Wing"!  Donations can be made online through the PayPal button below.  Donations can also be made in person at the Shelter or by mail to:  CCHS, PO Box 127, Neillsville, WI  54456.  (CCHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and all permissible donations made to CCHS are tax deductible.)  Thank you!


We also have many different ways that you can donate.  There are different levels of donations, many of which will be displayed in our new building.  There are also items you can donate for the new facility.  Complete details are available on our donation form.  Just click on the link below and it will open as a PDF for you.  You can print it out and send with your donation, or just indicate any details when making an online donation.  

Donation Form for Building to the Future - East Wing!



This is a picture of our new addition as of 12/3/15.

Thank you for caring and for helping us to "Build to the Future"!





It's here!  CCHS is very excited to introduce our brand new Volunteer Program, Pet Lovin' People™.  It's time to "Get Your Happy On!" and volunteer at CCHS!  Our volunteer program is completely redesigned and the Pet Lovin' People program offers many more ways to become part of our volunteer family.  Pet Lovin' People incorporates a team approach to volunteering.  We have 15 new volunteer teams and we welcome volunteers to join one or several teams.  The Pet Lovin' People™ approach allows for opportunities to help directly with the animals or to become involved in other facets of CCHS.  Our new teams include:

*  Team Dog - hands-on care of our dogs and puppies, cleaning pens and providing fresh food & water

*  Team Cat - hands-on care of our cats and kittens, cleaning cages and providing fresh food and water

*  Team Walk - spending time with our dogs walking them and providing exercise

*  Team Clean - cleaning other areas of the Shelter. Involves sweeping, dusting and mopping.

*  Team Ride - take our dogs and puppies for a car ride!  Provides information if the dogs ride well.

*  Team Therapy - spend quiet time with shy cats and dogs, reading, cuddling or brushing

*  Team Transport - provide transportation for animals going to veterinarian appointments

*  Team Play - spend quality time with dogs or cats providing playtime and physical stimulation

*  Team Follow-up - make contact with adopters to get updates on how things are going with the new pet

*  Team Media - assist with photos/videos of adoptable animals, creative writing, and work with social media

*  Team Outreach - represent CCHS at events, educational presentations, nursing home visits

*  Team Adoption Fair - assist at off-site adoption events with transportation, setting up, cleaning up

*  Team Fundraising - assist at CCHS fundraising events, such as bake sales, Holiday Celebration, dog walk

*  Team Foster Care - provide foster care for pets with special needs, such as newborns or medical cases

*  Team Upkeep - keep CCHS looking great!  Assist with lawn mowing, snow blowing and maintenance

Regardless of the team(s) you wish to sign up for, we are asking for a commitment of your time and talents.  There are perks for joining our Volunteer Family, including our annual Volunteer Appreciation event held in April.  

One of the most interesting parts of the new Pet Lovin' People program is that we really encourage teamwork.  It's always more fun volunteering with your family and friends, so bring them along!  We even have a new Facebook Group that all volunteers are encouraged to join.  There you will be able to read about what's going on with other volunteers.  Plus, you can post pictures, videos and stories of your experiences as part of the CCHS volunteer family.  It's at  Just click here to go to our new group page for Pet Lovin' People!

Complete details of the Pet Lovin' People Volunteer Program will be provided at our Volunteer Orientation, which all new volunteers are required to attend.  The next Volunteer Orientation will held at CCHS on Thursday, January 4th, at 6:00 p.m.  The presentation lasts about 1/2 hour and will provide a history of CCHS as well as a review of the Pet Lovin' People teams.  A tour of the Shelter will be provided, and then each volunteer can sign up for the teams that interest them most.  We'll get the appropriate training scheduled right away.  Before you know it, you'll be volunteering and "Getting Your Happy On"!


Walk Your Dog to help CCHS!

WOOFTRAX is a great new opportunity to help the animals at CCHS, and we're very excited to tell you about it!  You can support CCHS simply by taking a walk with your dog (although you don't have to have a dog to help!).  You can easily install the iPhone or Android app to your phone.  Then every time you go for a walk, Wooftrax will donate to CCHS for each mile you walk.  The more people we have walking for CCHS, the more they'll be able to donate!  It's a great way to help just by taking a walk! 
Simply download and install the free app to your smartphone. Just click on the logo below and you will be taken to the Wooftrax website.  It will go through a couple of set-up steps.  The most important step is to specify that you are walking for CCHS.  Go into setup and press the "Change" button to change who you are walking for.  Select Wisconsin and then the first Clark County Humane Society listing you see, and save your changes.  The app will automatically default to your location, so it's very, very important to change it to CCHS.  Otherwise we won't get credit!  The app will validate your account through your email.  Clink on the link they send you and you're all set!  You can even upload a picture of your dog that you'll be walking with.  Then when you start walking just press the "Start Walking for..." button and the app will keep track of your walk.  When you stop walking it will be credited to our account.  The more people that walk for CCHS, the higher donation we'll receive!  It's such an easy way to help the animals. 
We all know that walking is good for your health, as well as that of your dog if you have one.  As long as you're walking, you might as well help CCHS! So don't just take your dog for a walk, take your Walk For a Dog!



Clark County Humane Society is very proud to announce a new life-saving program!  Clark County Humane Society has a new initiative to create a healthier environment for Central Wisconsin's feral cats.  Feral cats are cats that are most likely never going to be house pets.  They just don’t like to be handled or to hang out with people.  However, they are still fantastic cats in their own right, and need a chance to live out their lives in an environment where they are comfortable and happy. 

Central Wisconsin Feral Friends is a new program sponsored by Clark County Humane Society to achieve exactly that!  CCHS is seeking locations (primarily rural property owners) that are willing to provide just three things for these feral cats:  SHELTER, FOOD and WATER. 

CCHS will ensure that these cats are spayed/neutered, blood-tested, vaccinated for Distemper, Rabies and Feline Leukemia, treated for fleas and dewormed.

There is no fee to adopt. It is that simple to have a (free!) healthy barn cat, and to save a life in the process.

Please visit to learn more about the program and its benefits to everyone!  Spread the word! If you can help, sign up to shelter feral cats. If you'd like to participate by donating funds (not cats!), get in touch with the contacts below.  Together, we can make our world a healthier and happier place!

Central Wisconsin Feral Friends
at Clark County Humane Society
W3926 State Hwy 73
Neillsville, WI 54456
(715) 743-4550


Follow CCHS on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest!



CCHS is on Facebook!  Follow us by clicking on the Facebook logo above!  Our Facebook Fan Page is now even more exciting, as we've just added our adoptable pets.  It's also where we feature our Happy Homes Photos, and there are lots of updates posted from our adopters and fans too.  Our Facebook fan page is at sure to sign up as a fan and then check back often to see what's been happening at CCHS! 


Did you happen to notice some other new buttons on the top of our webpage?  CCHS is now on Twitter and Pinterest!  We're just getting started, so it's a great time to join in!  You can follow us on Twitter - our username is @CCHSpetshelter.  We'll be tweeting about what's happening at CCHS and sharing pictures and other fun stuff!  We're also on Pinterest, with pinboards about CCHS, adoptable dogs, adoptable cats, and cute things we had to share.  Just click on any of the logos to check it all out and follow along with CCHS! 





WANTED:  Kuranda Beds!

'Charity' shows how much she loves her Kuranda bed!

Our dogs love Kuranda beds!  They are so comfortable, and they help our dogs to be healthier, happier, and more relaxed.  They also help to make our cleaning easier.  We'd love for each of our dogs to have a Kuranda bed, but we just don't have enough.  Would you like to help our dogs?  Kuranda has a wonderful program that lets anybody donate a Kuranda bed to us.  By clicking on their logo below, you'll be taken to their website where you can order a Kuranda bed through their special Shelter program.  Prices are discounted by 28%, and they'll ship the bed directly to us.  It's a wonderful way to help our dogs enjoy their stay at our Shelter.  Our dogs say Thank You!!



Many dogs come in to CCHS as strays, having wandered off and lost their way home.  Unfortunately, only a few are returned back to their owners each month.  At CCHS, we really want to have more happy reunions!  To that end, we are working with some new ideas to help owners find their lost pets! 

We have started posting pictures of any lost pets that come to CCHS on our Facebook page.  You can just click here to go to to see pictures of the most recent strays.  We will be posting these pictures within 24 hours of the dogs' arrival at CCHS. There is also a photo album of all the stray dogs that have come to CCHS since April, 2011.  That can be seen by clicking here. 

We are also working with WCCN/Central Wisconsin Broadcasting to share information about lost pets.  They air "Pet Patrol" each weekday at 11:30 a.m. on station 1370 AM with information about lost pets.  They are also showing the photos of the stray dogs on their website and have added a link back to us on their site.  We truly appreciate their help! 

Please contact CCHS right away if you've lost a pet.  Even if it hasn't come to CCHS yet, having your information on file will enable us to get your pet back to you more quickly if it should come to the Shelter.  You may call the Shelter, email us, or post information on our Facebook page.  We hope to return many more lost pets back to their owners!    





Or Cheaper by the Dozen....  Anyway you put it, we all know that two kitties are better than one!  CCHS is happy to announce the return of our "2 for 1" Cat Sale!  If you are looking to adopt two cats or kittens, the adoption fee is waived on the second cat. It's an amazing deal!  The two cats or kittens are required to live in the same home, and the reduced adoption fees are non-refundable.  Please stop in at CCHS to meet all of our cats and kittens.  There's never been a better time to add some new furry friends to your life!!

Charitable Money Market Account


Forward Financial Bank offers an opportunity to give back to your community through a Charitable Money Market Account (CMMA).
You can open a CMMA at Forward Financial Bank and specify CCHS as your charitable organization.  At the end of the year, the bank will donate .25 percent of your average balance to us.  This donation comes from Forward Financial Bank, so it doesn't come out of your pocket at all.  This money will go directly to helping animals in need right here at CCHS. 
We thank those Forward Financial Bank customers who have already selected CCHS as their preferred charity of their CMMA.  And we certainly thank Forward Financial Bank for offering this wonderful program.  We hope others will consider using this program to support CCHS.

FixaPet Program for Cats and Dogs

We are pleased to announce that our FixaPet program is now available for cats and dogs.  This low-cost spay/neuter program is available to anyone with a cat or dog that needs to be spayed or neutered.

Prices are:

           Cat Neuter    $50.00
           Cat Spay      $50.00
           Dog Neuter  $60.00
           Dog Spay    $80.00

This program is available to anyone from anywhere.  There are no restrictions. 

Click here for more details about our low-cost spay/neuter program!

Please contact a FixaPet Coordinator at the Shelter to make an appointment for your pet!  Just call CCHS at 715-743-4550 during our open hours of 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  
We'll be glad to help your pet!

We really enjoy some of the pet commercials we watch on TV, and we'd like to share two of them with you!  Pedigree has a wonderful ad about their Shelter program which features many actual Shelter dogs.  We commend them for supporting the work of Shelters everywhere.  And in case you were wondering, all of the dogs shown in the ad have been adopted to new homes!  PetSmart has a wonderful ad featuring "BoBo", one of our favorite toys.  You can't help but smile watching that one!
To view the ads, you must have Realplayer installed on your computer.
Then just click on the picture below, and enjoy!

Pedigree Shelter Ad
PetSmart "BoBo" Ad


ASPCA Ad featuring Sarah McLachlan

We absolutely love this ad. It is very powerful and almost brings us to tears each time we view it. The pets in the ad are real and so are their injuries. We want you all to know that the ad is produced by the ASPCA (the organization that brings us Animal Cops). We feel that they are a wonderful organization, worthy of your support. But, we also want you to know that the Clark County Humane Society deals with the very same sad cases. We have also experienced the tragic things that can happen to animals.

Our canine and feline residents here at the Shelter often include those with amputations, eyes missing, broken legs and spirits, etc. Some of the injuries are from accidents and others are caused by uncaring "humans". Whatever the cause, it's not the animals fault and we have always done our very best to help them in any way we can.

We ask that when you view this ad, you look at the animals eyes, think about the pain they must have been in to endure the injury and afflictions they have. Then think about how right here at the Clark County Humane Society you can help. Help us to care for those who need us most, the ones with no home, no family, no one to help them. That's what we do here. We take sad stories with likely tragic endings and turn them into happy futures with new loving families.

Come over to tour our Shelter during open hours and we'll be glad to show you the work being done here.  You may be so moved that you wish to join the team of kind and caring volunteers.  So, please, by all means, send a contribution to the ASPCA, but also remember the Clark County Humane Society right here in central Wisconsin too.



Please remember to use your Kwik Card at any Kwik Trip location to make purchases, especially your gasoline.  You'll earn a Kwik Card rebate of 3 cents per gallon of gas and 3% of your in-store purchases.You can then request that your rebate be donated to our organization. In addition, Kwik Trip will donate another 1% of your in-store credit purchases.  You can designate your rebate to go to CCHS by calling 1-800-305-6666 if you currently have a Kwik Card. Our Organization Number is 150283. If you do not have a Kwik Card yet, please go to to apply for one.This is an excellent way to help us raise money for the pets here and it doesn't cost you a penny.  Thank you for your help!!!!!


Do you spend time on the Web searching for information?  Now you can help CCHS while you're doing it!  We've partnered with "GoodSearch" as a great new fundraiser to support our work with the animals!
This is a new and easy way to raise money for CCHS just by searching the Internet with  It's simple. You use like any other search engine — the site is powered by Yahoo! — but each time you do, money is generated for CCHS.  Each search will raise $0.01 for our cause.  That may not seem like much, but if we have 100 supporters searching the web two times a day using GoodSearch, it will raise $730 for CCHS.  And that's a lot of money to us!! 

Last year, search engines generated close to $6 billion in revenue from advertisers. With GoodSearch part of this advertising revenue will now be directed to our work.  We hope that not only will you use GoodSearch as your main search engine from here on out, but will also pass this message on to your friends and family. The more people who use this, the more money will go to help us.

Just click on the GoodSearch link above or below, and give it a try!  You can even add it to your toolbar as your preferred Search Engine.  Instructions can be found on the GoodSearch website. 

**  And now you can also do all of your online shopping through GoodShop, and we can receive a donation as well.  Click on the link below for more details and to get started!

Be sure to specify Clark County Humane Society as your charity of choice.  We think this is a great new way to raise money to help our cats and dogs.  Please try it out, and let us know what you think!!

Use Goodshop to support Clark County Humane Society - CCHS

The Clark County Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and adoption of cats and dogs. A wonderful group of over 550 members, our goal is to assist the lost, surrendered, unwanted, and unloved cats and dogs of the area. We care for them as if they were our own beloved pets while we search for their rightful owners, or try to find them a suitable new home. All of our volunteers are so very proud that we are one of the few no-kill shelters in the state!

The Shelter is located 7.5 miles southeast of Neillsville, WI, on Highway 73. 
Our address is W3926 State Hwy 73, Neillsville, WI  54456.  Our mailing address is PO Box 127, Neillsville, WI  54456. 
CCHS welcomes you as a visitor to our facility anytime during open hours!

Open hours are 12-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

If you would like to adopt a new member of your family, we always have a wonderful selection of friendly, healthy, clean, and well-cared for pets just waiting to share your heart and home. Please stop by and see all of the wonderful animals available for adoption!!!

CCHS Building

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